Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mastering the Bath Part 2: Our Texas Home Makeover Post #20something

We wanted to keep the original bathroom marble whirlpool tub - still works like a champ and who really wants to demolish and remove a huge garden tub anyway? We decided to have it refinished.  While we were at it, we had the vanity top and shower refinished to see if we could salvage those as well- we love the results!  

The tub after it was refinished.  With the addition of the shutters (for privacy) and the curtains, the tub has a very spa-like feel.

The faucets, added by the previous owner, were keepers.

These curtains were recycled from my Tennessee bedroom.

Not a fan of the block window... But there's enough going on in this bathroom that they are barely noticeable - except
in photos.

Birds eye view of the privacy shutters and tub.

The privacy shutters allowed me to leave the French doors uncovered.  They also make it very hard to get a good shot of the bathroom!  Here you see the shutters divide the shower/ tub from the vanity area.

The shutters were inspired by our room at Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia:

The original vanity sink, shower and tub were refinished in a faux granite texture.  Tommy loves the sea shell shape of the vanities- I thought it made them look dated... I decided to see it his way since that would save me a bundle!

A close up of the refinish job- it has a bit of texture to it which makes it interesting... The vanity, shower tiles and tub were all refinished to match- saving us a ton of money on the bath update.

A little panorama... The shower tiles were previously white with a hunter green row.  Of course I don't have a before pic!

I used flooring left over from other project to save money... The white carpet tiles left over from the family game room cover all but the water closet floor in this bathroom.  A 5x7 sisal rug was added as well as two small shag rugs.  The carpet tiles were $1.30 per square foot.  

For the water closet, I used a few sheets of linoleum left over from my spring break remodel of the upstairs storage closet.  

View of the floor from the vanity.  The white shag rugs are made of recycled cotton.  And another sisal rug-  I have a sisal rug addiction- I have at least 4 scattered throughout the house.  

We closed the door on the bathroom update the week that school started.  The entire update came in around $2000 compared to the tens of thousands we would have spent on a complete remodel.  Honestly, I love it more this way... 

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